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Lisa Cardyn <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 1 Oct 2022 18:45:58 -0700
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What Shelley said!

> On Oct 1, 2022, at 5:58 PM, Shelley Fisher Fishkin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Kent, you have always been a remarkably generous scholar as well as a remarkable scholar generally!    You have been enriching the Twain community with your research and your insights for many years!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!
> Shelley
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> Shelley Fisher Fishkin
> Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities; Professor of English, and  Director of American Studies, Stanford University
> Mail: Department of English, Bldg. 460, 450 Jane  Stanford Way, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2087
> On Sep 30, 2022, at 1:24 PM, R Kent Rasmussen <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
> When I published _Dear Mark Twain: Letters from His Readers_ in 2013, I promised eventually to donate all my research files to the Mark Twain Papers and Project in Berkeley. As I explained in a note at the back of the book, the citations in the book's annotations represented only a small fraction of the sources on which the annotations drew. Well, I have now delivered all the book's research files to the Project. They cover not only the 200 letters published in _Dear Mark Twain_ but also more than 300 other letters not in the book. These materials include copies of my research correspondence; census reports; passport applications; ship passenger lists; newspaper and magazine articles; extracts from books, school yearbooks, and industrial publications; etc. As you may expect, most of the material pertains to Mark Twain's correspondents, under whose names it is organized in more than 500 files, which contain perhaps 10,000 pages.
> Scholars interested in consulting the files should contact the Project, which may need some integrating them into its collections.